ClaireVAs we’re planning the second edition of Smart Energy International, I wanted to share some features with you.

Our metering focus is on gas meters, and we’re planning a global overview of these in this edition.

I am going to be focusing on some of the happenings in Asia, as our regional focus is in that market.

This edition is going to be distributed at Asian Utility Week in June, and If you have interests in Asia and have not yet signed up for the event, you can do so by visiting www.asian-utility-week.com

A report on the smart grid in emerging markets will also be featured, along with some feedback on GridEx II which happened in November 2014.

This is going to present some interesting results and I, for one, am keen to see what the outcomes were of this second large scale test on the stability of the US grid.

Interoperability champions from Duke Energy will be sharing a project they have worked on, and we have a strong focus on prosumers.

Lastly, I’ll be examining the role of mobile applications in the new energy landscape.

Our Big Debate question for this edition is: “Are prepaid meters only for developing economies” and if you have a comment, or thought you’d like to share with the greater Smart Energy International readership, please drop me an email at claire@smart-energy.com

The feedback on the first Big Question of ‘Do you need a smart grid to have smart meters’ was great and we had some interesting perspectives.

You can weigh in on the question of whether you need a smart meter to have a smart grid by commenting here.

Claire Volkwyn, Editor, Smart Energy International